Taught course

Sport, Policy and Community Development

University of Central Lancashire · School of Sport, Tourism and the Outdoors

Entry requirements

Students require a good honours degree (or equivalent) in which a major part of their studies has incorporated aspects of sports development, sports management, sports studies or related disciplines (e.g. sports coaching). Other graduates who can demonstrate a commitment to the study of sport and community development or who have significant experience in the sport and leisure industry will also be considered for entry. Students where English is not the first language need to demonstrate their ability in the English language through obtaining an IELTS score of 6.0 or above or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Community sport development is one of the most vibrant and expanding areas of the sport and leisure industry. This course will develop understanding of community development through sport in both a UK and international context. Focus is given to developing a critical awareness of the role of sport in delivering key social policy agendas. Students are encouraged to analyse the use of sport in this context and consider innovative approaches when using sport as a community development vehicle. Through a varied and stimulating curriculum students will be provided with the professional skills and knowledge to work in this challenging field.

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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